Unalaska Alaska 2


Agenda "At a Glance"

Please note this is a draft schedule and subject to change.

Monday, September 18, 2017 

0800      Registration and Coffee

0900      Welcome

  • Ms. Tiina Sanila-Aikio, Chair, Saami Parliament, Finland
  • Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland
  • Mr. Nils Andreassen, Executive Director, Institute of the North, United States

0920      International Energy Outlook – Supply, Demand and Arctic Resources

  • Mr. Hans Jørgen Koch, CEO, Nordic Energy Research

            COP 21 – Global Impacts and Implications for Arctic Cryosphere

  • Mr. Martin Forsius, Finnish Environment Institute

            Arctic Resilience Report

  • Mr. Marcus Carson, Stockholm Environment Institute

            Sustainable Development Goals – Contributions from and Application in the Arctic

  • Finland’s New Energy and Climate Strategy
    • Mr. Riku Huttunen, Director-General, Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland

1020      Addressing Climate Change as an Energy Producing, Consuming and Transporting Region

Moderated by Erling Kvadsheim, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association

  • Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen, Ministry of Environment of Finland, Finland
  • Mr. Ulco Vermeulen, Director, Business Development; Member, Executive Board, Gasunie, The Netherlands
  • Additional speakers to be determined

1115      Investment Decisions in the Arctic – the Nexus of Energy, Climate and Business

  • Climate Change and the Role of Energy Efficient Production Technologies
    • Mr. Pekka Lundmark, CEO Fortum, Finland
  • Towards a Low Carbon Future
    • Ms. Catherine Jahre-Nilsen, Statoil, Norway
  • Investment Metrics – Evaluating Returns and Broader Impacts
    • TBD

1200      Networking Lunch and Energy Expo

  • Hosted by Fortum – Finnish clean energy company providing customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency.

1300      Concurrent Sessions

Panel – Renewable Energy Policy Addressing Climate, Environment and Affordability

Moderated by TBD, Government of Germany

  • Title TBD
    • Marita Laukkanen, VATT Institute for Economic Research
  • Clean Power Purchase Policies for Reducing Diesel Fuel Reliance in Remote Canada and Alaska
    • Dave Lovekin, Principal, Pembina Institute, Canada
  • Wind Power in the Nordic Region
    • Mr. Jari Suominen, CEO, St1 Nordic Renewable, Finland
  • Energy Storage Prospects of an Independent System Operator
    • Mr. Rao Konidena, Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota, US

Workshop – Microgrid Technology Solutions in Remote Communities

Facilitated by Mr. Steve Theno, PND Engineers, Alaska, US

  • Renewable Energy Microgrids
    • Mr. Ned McMahon, CEO, PrimoWind, United States 
  • Microgrid Solutions for Integration of Renewables and Reliable Power Supply in Alaska
    • Ms. Erika Velasquez, ABB, Switzerland
  • Energy Self-Sufficiency in the Arctic Scandinavia
    • Ms. Leena Vuotovesi, CEO, and Ms. Heidi Takalo, Chief Energy Engineer, Micropolis Ltd
  • Title TBD
    • Mr. Juha Marjeta, Optiwatti

Presentations – O&G Regional and Cross-Sector Cooperation

Chaired by Mr. Robert Blaauw, Executive Director at RJB Consultancy Arctic & Energy

  • Barents Sea Exploration Collaboration – Metocean/Ice; and Communicating Risk
    • Mr. Svein Olav Drangeid, OMV1
  • Alaska Onshore Cooperation
    • TBD
  • Russian Regional Cooperation
    • TBD
  • Planning in the Alaskan Arctic
    • Ms. Serena Sweet, Branch Chief, Planning, Bureau of Land Management, United States
  • Korean Perspectives on Arctic Cooperation
    • Dr. Hyo-Sun Kim, Head of Policy Division, Korea Polar Research Institute

1500      Concurrent Sessions

Panel – Energy Efficiency in Built Environment

Chaired by Mr. Matti Kuittinen, Ministry of Environment, Finland

  • Title TBD
    • Mr. Erkki Hiltunen, Research director, University of Vaasa/Vaasa Energy Institute, Finland
  • Remote Alaska Community Energy Efficiency Competition
    • Ms. Pam Bloch Mendelson, Department of Energy, U.S. 
  • Building Technology and Sustainable Buildings
    • Mr. Dennis Johansson, Chair, Scanvac, Sweden
  • Energy and Cold Climate Housing
    • Mr. Stephen Mooney, Director, Cold Climate Innovation, Yukon College, Canada
  • Energy and Cost Optimization of Residential Construction in Canada’s North
    • Ms. Julia Purdy, Natural Resources Canada

Workshop – Renewable Energy Project Financing

Facilitated by TBD

  • Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Competitiveness of Renewable Energy Investments
    • Mr. Farid Sharifi, Senior Specialist, WWF Canada
  • Arctic Council Project Support Instrument
    • TBD, NEFCO
  • Additional speakers to be determined

Presentations – Community and Indigenous Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement

Chaired by Ms. Tara Sweeney, ASRC; Arctic Economic Council

  • Title TBD
    • Ms. Minna Pappila, University of Turku
  • Building Regional Solidarity for Off-Grid Community Energy Independence
    • Ms. Merrel-Ann Phare, CEO, and Michael Miltenberg, Principal, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Research, Canada
  • Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration in Comprehensive Planning
    • Ms. Jennifer Ardiel, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Historical Artifacts Initiative - A Novel Approach to Cultural Resource Management on Alaska’s North Slope
    • Mr. Eric Febbo, Exxon Mobil, Alaska

1700      Close

1730      Reception – Hosted by City of Helsinki

                  City Hall

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

0830      Registration and Coffee

0900      Transportation of Energy Within and Outside the Arctic Region

Moderated by Mr. Tero Vauraste, President and CEO, Arctia Ltd.

  • Green Fuels for Arctic Maritime Vessels
    • Mr. Lasse Rosendahl, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Role of Russian Nuclear Icebreakers
    • Mr. Mikhail Belkin, Assistant Director General, ROSATOMFLOT
  • Topic TBD
    • Mr. Sturla Henriksen, Norwegian Shipowners Association
  • Arctic Shipping Best Practice Forum
    • Mr. Michael Kingston, Kingston Consulting

1000      Break

1030      Concurrent Sessions

Panel – Advances in Renewable Energy Technology

Moderated by TBD

  • Potential for and Challenges of Offshore Wind Energy in Gulf of Bothnia
    • Mr. Jaakko Heinonen, VTT, Finland
  • Advanced Biofuels to Reduce Transport Emissions  
    • Mr. Marko Janhunen, CEO, UPM, Finland
  • Arctic Leadership in Renewable Energy Development
    • Dr. Gwen Holdmann, Director, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, US
  • Additional speakers to be determined

Workshop – Industry and the Inclusion of Traditional Knowledge

Facilitated by TBD

  • Community Ice Cellar and Environmental Initiatives - Technology and Innovation on Alaska’s North Slope
    • Mr. Eric Febbo, Exxon Mobil, Alaska
  • Additional speakers to be determined

Presentations – Integrating Renewables in Communities

Chair TBD

  • Robust Wind Energy Solutions for Arctic Regions
    • Mr. Risto Joutsiniemi, Managing Director, Oy Windside Production, Finland
  • Renewable Energy in King Cove, Alaska – Unique and Successful
    • Mr. Gary Henningh, City Administrator, King Cove, Alaska, United States
  • Renewable Energy Development in Off-Grid Communities in the Russian Arctic
    • Mr. Alexey Kokorin, WWF Russia, and Mr. Alexander Shestakov, WWF Arctic Program
  • Technical Barriers to Integrating Renewable Generation into Remote Communities
    • Mr. Michael Ross, Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College, Canada
  • Sustainable Energy Development in the Canadian Arctic
    • Mr. Lawrence Keyte, Polar Knowledge Canada

1200      Lunch and Energy Expo

1300      Concurrent Sessions

Panel – Clean Energy Planning and Implementation in Northern Canada

Moderated by Ms. Sarah Cox, Head of Delegation, SDWG, Canada

  • Mr. Grant Sullivan, Gwich’in Council International
  • Ms. Margaret Wren, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Mr. Chris Henderson, Lumos Energy
  • Mr. Emanuel DaRosa, Northwest Territories Power Corporation

Workshop – Sustainable Development and Applied Expertise from Southeast Asia

Facilitated by Dr. Christopher Len, Singapore Energy Institute

  • Dr. Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
  • Dr. Robert Beckman, University of Singapore
  • Innovation Norway
  • Mr. George Roe, Alaska Center for Energy and Power

Presentations – Cost Reductions, Technology and Process Innovation in the Oil and Gas Industry

Moderated by TBD

  • Carbon Capture and Storage
    • TBD, University of Aalborg
  • Resource Efficient Technology in Arctic Oil and Gas Complex
    • Dr. Tatiana Kulagina and Ms. Darya Barakhtina, Siberian Federal University Polytechnical Institute, Russian Federation
  • Zero Flaring Initiatives and Black Carbon/Methane Reduction
    • TBD
  • Commissioning of First Commercial GTL Plant
    • Mr. Vladimir Mordkovich, CTO, Infra Technology, United States

1500      Concurrent Sessions

Panel – Benefit Sharing Agreements for Local, Indigenous and Regional Governments

Moderated by TBD

  • Types of Benefit Sharing Arrangements in the Russian North and Alaska
    • Ms. Maria Tysiachniouk and Ms. Svetlana Tulaeva, Center for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • From Social Impact Assessment to Impact Benefit Agreements in Greenland
    • Ms. Anne Merrild Hansen, Aalborg University and Ilisimatusarfik University, and Dr. Greg Poelzer, University of Saskatchewan
  • Participation as a Part of Benefit Sharing Arrangements in Komi Republic
    • Ms. Minna Pappila, Ms. Soili Nystén-Haarala, and Ms. Ekaterina Britcyna, University of Eastern Finland and the Center for Independent Social Research
  • Additional speakers to be determined

Panel – Arctic Renewable Energy Network Academy - Community Capacity Building

Facilitated by George Roe, Alaska Center For Energy and Power, US

  •  Rob Cooke, Polar Knowledge Canada
  • Grant Sullivan, Gwich’in Council International
  • Ms. Gwen Holdmann, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, U.S.
  • Mr. Lúðvík Georgsson, Orkustofnun, Iceland

Presentations – Technological and Process Innovation for Oil Spill Response

Chaired by TBD

  • Oil Spill Preparedness and Response with Dual Fuel LNG Icebreaker Polaris
    • Ms. Hanna Suutarla, R&D Manager, Arctia Ltd, Finland
  • Norwegian Oil Spill Prevention and Preparedness
    • Leif Joar Kvamme, CEO, Norwegian Oil Spill Prevention Organization, NOFO
  • Additional speakers to be determined

1700      Close

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

0830      Networking Coffee

0900      Local and Regional Development of Energy Resources

                  Moderated by Governor Mika Riipi, County of Lapland

  • Holistic Approach to Integrating Energy Supply to Meet Community Needs
    • Mayor Clay Koplin, City of Cordova; CEO, Cordova Electric Cooperative
  • Residential Heating in Arctic Communities
    • Dr. Cheryl Rosa, Deputy Director, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

1000      Break

1030      Concurrent Sessions

Panel – Energy Interdependence – Supportive Infrastructure and Reliant Industries

Moderated by TBD

  • Speaker to be determined

Workshop – Climate Change-Influenced Building, Design and Architecture

Facilitated by TBD

  • Permafrost and Bioenergy Production Conditions
    • Mr. Mikko Strahlendorff, Space Adviser, Ilmatieteenlaitos, Finland
  • Integration of Innovative Technologies for Housing in the North
    • Ms. Julia Purdy, Natural Resources Canada
  • Additional speakers to be determined

Presentations – Environmental Impact Assessments and the Energy Sector

Chaired by Päivi A. Karvinen, Finnish Environmental Institute

  • Arctic Environmental Impact Assessment and Public Engagement
    • Ms. Seija Rantakallio, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
  • Additional speakers to be determined

1200      Lunch and Energy Expo

1300      Concurrent Sessions

                  Strategic Planning – Affordability within Northern Communities

  • Chaired by Canada

                  Strategic Planning – Renewables Policy and Financing

  • Chaired by Finland 

                  Strategic Planning – Oil, Gas and Climate

  • Chaired by Norway 

Arctic Energy Consortium

Moderated by Dr. Greg Poelzer, University of Saskatchewan

1430      Break

1500      Presentation of Conclusions and Next Steps

                  Session Chairs report out

1630      Closing Address

  • Finland – 2017 Host
  • Iceland – 2019 Host 

1700      Adjourn and buses to hotels

1800      Reception - TBD

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Site Visit - Lapland

Local Site Visit - Day Program